New recordings show Zimmerman's many police calls

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

According to documents and recordings, former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman called police at least six times in the months before he fatally shot and unarmed teen. There were close to 50 calls made over eight years to police in Sanford, Fla.

Details released Thursday show Zimmerman reported activity as benign as kids playing in the street. The records also show a growing frustration with suspects getting away with petty crimes in his gated community.

The information does little to clear up what happened on the night Trayvon Martin was shot. Zimmerman started to follow the 17-year-old despite a police dispatcher telling him "you don't have to do that." Martin was walking back to a house he was staying at in the community after a trip to a convenience store to buy Skittles and a can of iced tea.

Zimmerman has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder and claims self-defense.


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